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Posted: 2/10/2013 8:39:04 PM
I've been on lots of small boats and I don't get sick. A few years ago we went on a pirate cruise in Clearwater, Fl. It's a big boat but not cruise ship size by any stretch. Again, not sea sick.

So I'm wondering if I'm probably not going to get sick on a cruise? I know I can get meds, but if I don't have to, I don't want to.




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Posted: 2/10/2013 8:59:16 PM
I get seasick often (and we are boaters)
For cruises I take Dramamine 24/7. One pill of the original formulation (not non-drowsy, but generic equivalents are fine) each night before going to bed. The drowsiness only lasts about 6 hours (so a good nights sleep) but the anti-nausea lasts a full 24hours. I have had some rough weather on cruises and been fine with this regime.
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Posted: 2/10/2013 9:01:14 PM
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Posted: 2/10/2013 9:02:07 PM
I've been on three, one went through 2 hurricanes, not a bit of sea sickness ever. I don't understand all these people that say they feel the motion. I never have.

Our Alaska cruise had three foot waves in the pool (made it a wave pool) it was fun.


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Posted: 2/10/2013 9:04:22 PM
I would venture to guess that you probably won't get seasick, but I would have meds available just in case. You wouldn't want your whole trip ruined.
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Posted: 2/10/2013 9:16:20 PM
I like bonine...meds over the counter...but you have to take it before you think you will be sick.

you never know..you can get sick at any time...

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Posted: 2/11/2013 12:36:32 AM
I'd be inclined to use Sea Bands, especially if I generally didn't get sea sick, since it doesn't involve any medication & shouldn't make you tired. sea bands website I've used them in situations that would normally make me feel car sick & felt totally fine. My dd just used them this past weekend in my car when we were on windy roads where she would normally complain about not feeling well. She said she felt fine.



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Posted: 2/11/2013 12:44:49 AM
Seasickness is random for me. I've been fine on roller coasters, sail boats, speed boats. But I was sick as a dog on a slow ferry crossing between Ireland and Wales a few years ago. Sweating, shaking, holding a brown paper bag. And I've been mildly seasick on one of the 10 cruises I've been on. (I define seasick as thinking I could vomit even though I never do; I've been dizzy/off-balance/light-headed on more ocean cruises than that.)

And I rarely fly without feeling that same mild motion sickness on the landing.

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Posted: 2/11/2013 5:42:44 AM

I don't understand all these people that say they feel the motion. I never have.


That's because you've never felt it. I does exist for many of us...take my word for it. I get motion sick on planes but NEVER on a boat and many times in a car. It was bad when I was younger. I use dramamine...the non-drowsy one.



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Posted: 2/11/2013 7:57:34 AM
Another vote for Seabands. I go on lots of boats because of SCUBA diving and never get seasick.


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Posted: 2/11/2013 8:32:02 AM
Ginger Root - found near the vitamins in most stores - works great, too. I have a friend that gets car sick very easily. I was worried about her on her first cruise so I got her some ginger root capsules. She started taking them a few days before the cruise and never felt even the least bit queasy, even when others were. Cruise #3 for her coming up in April!

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Posted: 2/11/2013 8:36:40 AM

I'd be inclined to use Sea Bands, especially if I generally didn't get sea sick, since it doesn't involve any medication & shouldn't make you tired. sea bands website I've used them in situations that would normally make me feel car sick & felt totally fine. My dd just used them this past weekend in my car when we were on windy roads where she would normally complain about not feeling well. She said she felt fine.




I third the recommendation for sea bands. I grew up at the beach and was constantly on boats and some very rough seas. Every used Sea Bands, and it worked so much better than Dramamine and didn't make you sleepy.



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Posted: 2/11/2013 8:39:17 AM
I never got seasick on small to medium boats either, so I assumed I wouldn't get seasick on a cruise. I did, on the first cruise I took, always around mealtime too. They, (the nurses on the cruise), gave me some dramamine, and I was just fine after that.

If you don't take anything with you, they will have something onboard.

I haven't had that happen again with any subsequent cruises, just the first one. And it wasn't rough seas or anything. Not sure why.


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Posted: 2/11/2013 9:32:12 AM
I take Dramamine2/Bonine/Antivert, which is Meclizine in the generic.

If I can't see the horizon, as in below deck, I get sicker.
I'd take something and take plenty of extra with me.
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Posted: 2/11/2013 2:57:03 PM
Another vote for Meclizine. Ask for it by that name and the pharmacist can give it to you--much cheaper (and for me more effective than Bonine,etc... not sure why). I take one tab at night before bed starting about 2 days before the cruise. On our first cruise ever I tried a motion sickness patch--experienced double vision and queasiness for a day before I finally took the thing off and was then fine the rest of the cruise.


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